March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Brochure guides wildflower lovers

Wildflower season is here. Wildflower enthusiasts can educate themselves and at the same time support the Upper Merced River Watershed Council’s work in protecting these native plants and other natural features in the river canyon.  More...

County hires big legal gun to deal with MID

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, in its capacity as water agency, unanimously approved a contract with a well-respected attorney on Tuesday morning. More...

District reaches out to kindergartners

EDUCATION

The first day of school for kindergarten students can be one of excitement, anxiety and even tears for children and their parents. Starting school marks a milestone in the child’s, and parent’s, lives.  More...

Lawson to steer ‘The Joker’

Young Mariposa native, Kim Lawson of Lawson Racing Inc., will be teaming up with Jack Wright Motorsports of Oakhurst, in the 2012 racing season to license in the nitro nostalgia funny car known as “The Joker.” Nostalgia funny cars are kno More...

Denham announces 2012 Art Competition

Congressman Jeff Denham has announced the start of California’s 19th District Congressional Art Competition. More...

Columbia sets Easter activities

Everyone can dress up in their Easter finery and be a part of Columbia’s Victorian Easter Parade, a Victorian Era promenade on Main Street in Columbia State Historic Park on Easter Sunday, April 8.  More...

Otwell teaches small wonders

Community members can join Penny Otwell on April 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Casto Oaks Wine and Art Gallery for a small wonder workshop. More...

Veterans sought for forestry crews

United States military veterans interested in forestry work can join new California Conservation Corps veterans crews based in Northern California.  More...

Beekeeper group lists 2012 schedule

The Sierra Foothill Beekeeper Association (SFBA) has announced its class schedule for 2012. More...

E-waste and scrap metal collected free

The Mariposa County Fair will collect electronic waste on April 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

FFA speaks to local Rotarians

CONTRIBUTED BY  T. Foster  More...

Fire Safe to meet

The Mariposa Pines/Jerseydale Fire Safe Committee will hold its March membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Lushmeadows Fire Station.  More...

Youth horse fair set for Saturday

All Mariposa County 4-H and FFA members are invited to participate in the 2012 Youth Horse Fair on Saturday, March 24 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The event is an Emerald Star Project by Elseana Skowronski. More...

Group plans car wash

Velocity Elite Dance Team will be holding a fundraising car wash on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westamerica Bank’s parking lot.   More...

CCC installs new officers for 2012-13

The Coulterville Community Club elected and installed new officers and board members for the 2012-2013 term at its March 6 meeting.  More...

Easter plans set for Coulterville

The Easter Bunny will be hopping down the bunny trail to the Coulterville Park (on Highways 49/132 next to the historic Hotel Jeffrey) on Sunday, April 8 at 11 a.m. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Arts and Crafts movement

Use of the best materials, simple forms, and above all, traditional craftsmanship--these were the values advocated throughout the international Arts and Crafts movement. More...

Nature walk planned

The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will host a nature walk on the Long Ranch on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Watch out Olympians: Rice is sliding that way

Most eighth graders spend winter days going to school, doing homework, texting, socializing and being annoyed with their parents. More...

Mist Trail makes nation’s top three

Yosemite National Park's Mist Trail has been named among the top three places to hike in the United States by Fox News. More...

Sal’s Night comes to Lushmeadows

Sal’s Taco Truck will be in Lushmeadows on Thursday, March 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Firehouse donation

Mariposa County Fire Company 32 Captain Jim Monty receives a framed painting from Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club President Sherry Nye earlier this month. More...

Researcher aims to use social multimedia for mapping

Mapping what is where on the earth’s surface is currently done primarily through overhead aerial and satellite images. More...

TOPS members lost 93 pounds

Members of TOPS (Taking Pounds of Sensibly) lost a total of 93 pounds in 2011. A dozen members have already attained their goals and earned the status of KOPS (Keeping Pounds Off Sensibly). More...

MLJC observes Passover

The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding its annual Passover Dinner and Seder this year in Sonora on Saturday, April 7. More...

Butterfly Festival volunteers meet

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival Committee is holding a follow-up meeting for volunteers interested in helping at the 2012 Butterfly Festival. More...

Soroptimist donates to CASA

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to CASA of Mariposa County. More...

4-H lists its winners

The Don Pedro Rattlers 4-H Club hosted the 2012 Presentation/ Favorite Foods Day event. There were demonstrations, interpretative readings and food presentations. More...

Oakhurst Band sets spring concert

The Oakhurst Community Concert Band has announced that its spring concert will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at Mountain Christian Center, located at 40299 Highway 49 in Oakhurst. More...

Rebekahs host bingo

The Rebekahs in Coulterville will host their next bingo night on Friday, April 6. Early bird bingo begins at 6 p.m. with regular bingo beginning at 7 p.m.  The cost for early bird is $5 per packet and regular is $10 per packet. More...

Want to hike Half Dome? Apply now

YOSEMITE TOURISM

Saturday, March 31 is the last day to apply for advance permits to climb Half Dome this summer season.  Since 2010, Yosemite National Park officials have enforced a permit system that limits the number of hikers allowed to ascend steel cables t More...

La Grange Rodeo marks start of spring

It's finally spring time when the cowboys start heading out to the La Grange Rodeo. This year it's Sunday, April 1, an all day long, riding and roping extravaganza. More...

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